Working with CPS
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We are an urban district on the rise. The support and resources we provide to our teachers enables them to make the greatest
difference where it’s needed most. Be a part of the change.
New research from Stanford University, reported by the New York Times, shows that our students are learning faster
than those in almost every other school system in the country. Additionally, a record 61.4 percent of students
met or exceeded the national testing average in reading and 55.9 percent of students met or exceeded the average
in math on the 2016-17 Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress exam.
We provide free monthly professional development to all teachers though our CPS Framework for Teaching program. Our employees
also have access to discounted endorsement and advanced degree programs, administrative pathways through partnerships
with organizations like New Leaders, and a professional network of more than 20,000 educators.
Our schools are safe and productive learning spaces where students are developing social and emotional skills and strong relationships with peers and adults. CPS is also investing in the arts with an estimated community and district investment totaling $158 million. According to Ingenuity's 2016-17 State of the Arts Report, we've increased the number of arts instructors to 1,491, which is ahead of our Arts Education Plan. Sixty-percent of elementary schools provide 120 minutes of weekly arts instruction.
In 2017, 77.5 percent of students graduated - a 4-point improvement from the previous year. This year's rate of freshmen on-track to graduate is the highest measure on record at 88.7 percent.
At CPS, you will receive a highly competitive salary and generous benefits package. Many of our teachers qualify for student loan forgiveness, continuing grants, and scholarships to pursue additional training while living in a world-class city.
For the second year in a row,
Time Out’s City Life Index rated Chicago the best city in the world for having it all, and we happen to agree!
Whether you enjoy theater, comedy, music, sports, museums, or architecture -- Chicago has something for everyone.
Chicago has a vibrant restaurant scene, and the diversity of our neighborhoods offers some of the best authentic
cuisine you can find.
No matter the weather, Chicagoans are active year round at pop-up ice rinks; lakefront beaches and trails;
and art, music and food festivals.
Chicago has affordable housing in almost every neighborhood, and between bike lanes and a reliable public
transit system, owning a car is not necessary.
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Chicago Public Schools is the third largest school district in the United States with more than 600 schools and serves 361,000 children. Our vision is that every student in every neighborhood will be engaged in a rigorous, well-rounded instructional program and will graduate prepared for success in college, career and life.
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